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, this is "the daily show with jon stewart." captioning sponsored by comedy central [theme song playing] [applause] >> jon: hey, everybody. welcome to "the daily show." my name is jon stewart. we have a very special show, very special guest tonight. medal of honor recipient sergeant first class leroy petry will be joining us on the program tonight. we're honored. we begin tonight, of course, with the looming crisis. as you know, on august 2nd, if america fails to raise the debt ceiling, we default on our debt. people lose the capacity to love. [laughter] and animals lose the capacity to lick their own genitals. that's right. if we don't raise the debt ceiling on august 2nd, man will be sentenced to an eternity of licking our own pet's genital, because what would we really do? let them dry out? of course not. [laughter] so hopefully our president, barack obama, can in one swift rooseveltian "we have nothing to fear but fear itself" moment ease the american psychoi can. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens the social security checks will go out on august 3rd. >> i
's why i think folks like mitt romney and others. >> jon huntsman. >> and others are very nervous about that rise. >> jon huntsman and tim pawlenty, they must all be nervous. >> absolutely. >> thanks so much. >> thank you so much. >>> now to the unseasonably early and particularly brutal national drought already taking a early and brutal drought. if the forecasts are accurate, this drought could become one of the nation's worsts. it comes on the heels of a string of severe weather systems in recent months, from that rare and remarkable dust storm in phoenix to the devastating and deadly tornadoes that stunned the midwest. so just why are we seeing these extreme systems? damon morgland is with friends of the earth, and he joins us this afternoon. good afternoon, damon. we add the flooding in north dakota, a string of poppy .tornadoes, are we seeing the beginning of climate change? >> it certainly seems to be the case. scientists have long been telling us these kind of intense, ferocious storms, floods, droughts and wildfires were exactly the kind of thing we'll be seeing. you know, as we
as a public service. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we are back live jon hilsenrath of "the wall street journal." taking a look at this week's economic rebound, that is what the- taking a look at weak economic rebound. here is the headline from "the wall street journal" this morning, "companies bracing for the fall." guest: american companies are operating in a very uncertain environment right now. they have been disappointed by what happened in the first half and have been talking to companies over the last few days. they were expected to have a good pickup in spending in the first half of the year and it did not happen. whether or not they have cut inventories or are deciding whether or not to cut back beyond that, what they do not want is uncertainty, which is what they are getting. host: the chief at the financial times is saying that for his business, small and mid-sized companies are pulling back and are not sure. guest: right. this is largely because of the uncertainty that they face. there is a risk of financial disruption. the faults, downgrades. you never really know h
believe that -- and i think mr. cantor, my majority leader, i do believe that mitch mcconnell stan jon kyl all -- and jon kyl all spends the same view making sure there are no tax increases on the table. bill: good morning to you. do you like this mcconnell idea if your backs are against the wall notice end and you had to put something out there as a last-ditch option, would this be it? >> the first part i looked at, i haven't been able to read all the way through it, i don't like relinquishing our power to raise the debt for the president. we have a responsibility as members of congress to bring the accountability back to this country. i wouldn't want to relinquish it seeing what this president has done for job growth. just 18,000. canada has a smaller population than california grew more jobs than this president's administration. bill: if that's off the table, i think what mcconll was trying to do is force the white house to identify where the -- they wd cut to be specific about it. if that was something congress to chew on or more importantly the american people. >> i understand why mcc
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, after the media hype, it didn't work. it's passed away. >> we go from jon huntsman to tim pawlenty, a very nice guy, successful minnesota governor. yet the iowa poll that came out suggests tim pawlenty is in big trouble. >> he can't great through. he's on the sunday shows, making speeches at cfr, but he hovers around the 9% margin. if he doesn't make a move quickly, he better watch it. >> a cautionary note on pawlenty. he's been in iowa working for i don't know how long. he's got to be organized for the iowa straw polls in august. i think he's got to outperform whatever present number he has. michele bachmann has been in there three weeks. you have to organize the state and the community. he's probably been in all 99 counties. he might have a surprise showing in the iowa aim straw poll. unless he does, he's in, what was it, deep doo-doo. >> one way to look at it. >> do we arrive at a point where republican candidates -- >> that's the big question. to what degree is this base going to go with anybody but barack? i think romney will prove that out. the race is so unsettled at this po
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